Several months ago I read an article in the Sunday magazine section of our newspaper. It featured a teacher in Minnesota who sponsors an after school club - the Kindness Club. The students make greeting cards to send to people who have some special need. As I read the article, I thought that her club is doing just what our TeaPot Party members do - and she is training children (first graders) at a young age to be thoughtful, kind and caring.
Long story kind of short - this week we are creating cards to send to Barb and her club members in Evansville, MN. Mothermark, Cindy, sent many of us large apples to include - we add our names, and Barb will include a student name on each. This is a great way to honor a dedicated, creative teacher, and to show her students that their good deeds will have an impact.
Our story this week is about the adventures of Sadie Lynn and Sallie Lou - as they seek the perfect apple in the orchard. You can see on my card the great selection they had. Fortunately, after they totally lost their way, the parade of school buses came along to rescue them. I encourage you to make more sense of this by checking out the TeaPot challenge thread this week.
Confession - I knew I had to use my apple DP, so I made another apple (gasp - I CUT it out!), and will enclose another along with a few goodies for the students to use.
The layout is the Verve sketch this week. I made it 5.5x8.5, as the apple is quite large!
This challenge is for a colorful card: http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com/
Date: Monday, April 22, 2013 GMT Views: 841
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Mon, Apr 22, 2013 @ 7:50 PM
Love that you added your apple to your card. My apple is blue so I'm just sending it along. :P Thanks for telling us about Mrs. Bratvold. Sending some supplies too.
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Mon, Apr 22, 2013 @ 9:50 PM
Dorothy thank you so much for this teaparty. I googled the Evansvill story and there are some lovely pictures of Mrs Bratvold and the little students online. Your card is great and I loved how the buses came for the children!!
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Tue, Apr 23, 2013 @ 10:09 AM
It worked out so well this way...what a lovely apple they chose, maybe that ribbon around it will help guide them home...that IS cute dp behind...so perfect..TFS..:0) It is SO neat how she is teaching them that kindness. or like ministery.
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Tue, Apr 23, 2013 @ 10:18 AM
First of all ThankYou for bringing this lady to our attention...It is a wonderful thing she is doing.. I made a card out of my apple Cindy sent us...I'm going to make another apple and put my name and town on it, and enclose some images... I got a lot of stamps from the Salvation Army...so I'm sure I can find some kids ones. Your card is darling..I like your layout.